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>> i worry. >> reporter: the reversed course brought him to tears. >> we'll see. access matters. >> reporter: they argued that widening hallways and enlarging exam rooms would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and put the 20 clinics in virginia out of business and healthcare out of reach for thousands of women. but the majority spoke. >> there's nothing in the general assembly law that says if you cease to do abortions, you have to cease to do women's healthcare. by adding construction restraints we are not harming physicia -- harming people, virginians. if anything, we're improving their quality. >> shame on you! >> reporter: the issue may not be over. some are already talking about challenging the ruling in court. in richmond surae chinn, 9 news now. >> virginia health board members air pointed by the governor and they -- are appointed by the governor and they can serve up to two four year terms. big disappointment tonight
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for a fairfax county man that spent the last decade on death row for a crime he may not have committed. a federal judge threw out justin wolfe's death sentence and conviction after finding prosecutors withheld important evidence. today wolfe was back in a prince william county courtroom for a hearing hoping to be released on bond, but the judge refused. our peggy fox was there. >> reporter: after spending 11 years on death row justin wolfe sat just 5 feet in front of his family today. they were hopeful that since a federal judge has thrown out his conviction and death sentence that the judge would release him on bond. when she said no, the family broke down in tears. >> this is so unfair that justin has spent 11 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn't commit and it's time for him to come home. >> reporter: terri steinberg choked back tears after the crushing disappointment of not being able to finally bring her son home. in 2001 at 20 years old justin wolfe was convicted of murder for hire in the shooting death
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of fellow marijuana dealer daniel petrolli. wolfe was sentenced to death. the killer owen barber who is serving 38 years testified then that wolfe hired him to do it, but barber recanted and now says that was a lie and that he said it only to save himself, but prosecutors say they are preparing to retry wolfe. >> i don't know what evidence they have. owen has gone on the stand and admitted that justin had nothing to do with this, that it was only so that he could avoid the death penalty himself and judge jackson in a federal court found that to be a truthful statement. >> reporter: members of wolfe's extended family remember at the courthouse in force -- were at the courthouse in force today. >> he is a changed man and he's spent 10 years on death row and enough is enough already. >> this has been the strongest scared straight program any kid could ever go through. justin has grown up, has watched a number of men walk off to her death from death row and -- their death from death row and that is quite a lesson that no one should ever have to experience.
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>> reporter: lindsay, what was it like seeing your brother up there? do you feel like you know him or don't know him? >> a little of both. i was 4 when everything happened. so it's hard to see that he won't be coming home today, but i just hope he's going to be home for my 16th birthday. >> reporter: when's that? >> november. so it's my birthday wish. >> reporter: in manassas peggy fox, 9 news now. >> the judge set the new date for a trial for october 15th. the bodies of four americans killed in that attack at the u.s. consulate in libya were returned home today. while overseas u.s. marines were sent to the middle east to shore up security at the diplomatic missions in libya. danielle nottingham has the latest on the anti-american protests spreading throughout the muslim world in response to an anti-islam film made in this country. >> reporter: derek, there are now two groups of about 50 marines on the ground in yemen and in libya with others around the world on alert if needed.
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marines carried the caskets of the four americans killed in libya off a c-17. inside a hangar at andrews air force base president obama paid tribute to their service. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton and hundreds of staffers came to console the families of ambassador chris stevens, shawn smith, glenn doherty and tyrone woods. the four men were killed when the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya came under attack tuesday. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> reporter: the obama administration is pushing back against a british newspaper report that the state department had credible information about the benghazi attack 48 hours before it happened.
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>> the story is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was planned or imminent. >> reporter: violent demonstrations against the anti- islam film spread across the muslim world friday. protesters breached the grounds of the u.s. embassies in tunisia and the sudan with angry mobs ripping down the american flag and replacing it with the black flag of muslim extremists. reports out of that region are saying a handful of demonstrators have died in those violent protests in tunisia and the sudan. at the state department danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> thank you. we ought to note president obama has ordered stepped up security at all u.s. diplomatic missions woldwide. the virginia man convicted of plotting to blow up the u.s. capitol was sentenced today to 30 years. amin ell el kalifi admitted he
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planned operations with who he believed were al-qaeda. he was given nearly 6,000 bucks and prosecutors argue al kalifi came to the authority's attention by answering a facebook post seeking to recruit muslim holy warriors. 9 wants you to know before you demand better performance from pepco, check your wallet. if you were expecting fireworks at a hearing today, what really happened might be considered a dud. there was no finger pointing on this summer's eight-day long outage. instead regulators and utilities agreed the current system isn't built to do much better. investigative reporter russ ptacek was there. >> reporter: we're here in downtown baltimore. we have been inside this state office building listening to people in suits, mostly men, talk to other people in suits about very complex issues. well, rather than making you go in and listening to all that i'll just tell you what it
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boils down to. it's a question of how much extra are you willing to pay? so we'll ask people. how much extra would you be willing to pay to make sure the outage isn't so long? >> i don't think i should have to pay anything. i pay taxes. >> i'd pay 10, sure. >> reporter: what about you? >> yeah, 10. >> a couple dollars maybe, but not a whole lot. >> reporter: how much more would you be willing to pay a month to make sure you weren't without power so long? >> hell, i'm already paying too much as it is, so any amount that i say will be too much. >> something reasonable like 15 bucks. >> reporter: so let's say everyone agreed to pay $10 a month over five years. well, according to these state papers, pepco has a half million customers in maryland and gbe 1.2 million. so let's say 1.7 million people agreed to pay $10 a month every month for five years. we just came up with $1
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billion, but would a billion solve the problem for bge, pepco in maryland? no one during these two days of hearings put a dollar amount on what it would take. what everyone is clear on is if you don't want to expect five, six, seven or eight-day outages, you are going to have to pay more money. in baltimore russ ptacek, 9 news now. >> regulators say consumers will only accept an average of 24 hours in a worst case scenario and pepco said the best they can do in severe cases is five or six days. this is a story you have to watch to believe. last saturday's fierce storms brought down an enormous tree at 38th and appleton streets in northwest washington, but as andrea mccarren shows us, there is an interesting twist. >> there was a tremendous crash. >> reporter: the gunthers thought it was a clap of thunder. >> and i said gee, what a terrible storm. the thunder is so loud.
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>> reporter: look at what he saw. the elderly couple's honda totaled by a colossal tree that had fallen by the tree. it smashed a nearby picket fence, its branches smashed shingles off a roof, but the car took the brunt of the impact. >> i took an optimistic attitude maybe we could salvage the car until we looked at it. >> reporter: but their story doesn't end there. neighbors say the residents of this house called the d.c. government at least five times to share their concerns about the health of this tree and five times they say a city tree inspector came out and deemed this tree healthy, but d.c.'s department of transportation whose urban forestry administration has oversight of the city's trees insists a healthy tree is just as likely to topple as an unhealthy one. >> i just turned 92. >> reporter: sadly the gunthers don't have comprehensive car insurance, so they have no idea how they'll
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get to the grocery store or to doctor's appointments. >> to get around without a car, we'll have to manage somehow. >> reporter: their car was 15 years old, but to them it was indispensable. in northwest washington, andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> the vdot spokesman also said a tree with a full canopy of leaves can catch a wind gust and fall while the wind might simply sail through a tree with barren branches and not topple it. as for the gun theres, even if d.c.'s risk -- gunthers, even if d.c.'s risk management decides to compensate them, it would be at blue book value and probably not enough to buy another one. a tsa officer stopped a man from bringing a gun on a plane at reagan national today. this is the weapon it. contained six run ons of ammo in -- rounds of ammo in the man's carry-on bag. airport operations went on unaffected. coming up the outraged
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royal family takes action after prince william's wife kate is photographed topples while on a private vacation. topples topless while on a private vacation. >> first new polls show one of the candidates starting to pull away in the presidential race. we'll suggest the numbers with face the nation host bob schieffer when we come back.
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a brand-new cbs news poll shows president barack obama building a slight lead over his republican challenger mitt romney. it was found 49% of likely voters would vote for the president versus 46% who would vote for romney. with all the registered voters obama is leading romney 53 to 41% and key battleground states show the president building a lead all this after the two candidates were neck and neck heading into the party conventions. well, joining us now live to talk about all that, chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. bob is, it safe to suggest that president obama got a convention bump, whereas mitt romney did not? >> he may or may not have, but what jumps out at me in this poll, derek, is when you drill down into it, 40% of americans
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now think the country is headed in the right direction. now that's not a large number. it's far from a majority, but that is a nine-point jump over the same question when it was asked last month. that's the highest number, the largest number of americans who think the country is moving in the right direction in three years now. now you couple that with a couple of other things in the poll and it suggests that the president's message that he is the one who can do the most for the middle class is beginning to break through. a majority of people in our poll said they thought he was the one who could best help the middle class and about 53% thought that romney's policies favored rich people. so, you know, it's been a rough couple of weeks for the obama administration, but as polls go, this is some of the best they've ever had i think. >> speaking of rough weeks, what's happening in libya now
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and the unrest in the middle east is very tough for the president as well. you'll be talking about that on face the nation. senator john mccain will there be. what's your sense now that we've calmed down a little bit on romney's criticism of the president as to how this will play out politically for our president obama? >> well, i don't know where this is going, but it has put the united states in a very dangerous place because these demonstrations that we saw in benghazi and we saw in cairo we had demonstrations , very serious demonstrations in tunisia today, there were very strong demonstrations in yemen yesterday. we've had to send marines in there. we're also sending marines in to -- not large numbers -- but marines into libya. how far this thing is going to go and how long this is going to last, that's the thing that really concerns i think our foreign policy experts right now and you're right. it's what we're going to focus on sunday on face the nation.
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it's just you can't say yet how serious this is and how much deeper this is going to go. >> we'll hope the answer to that is not very serious and not too much deeper. bob, thank you so much. >> hope so. well, medal or no medal everybody was a winner at the white house today. president obama saluted team america at the executive mansion. every olympic and paralympic athlete got a hands on congrats from the president himself. the first lady and vice president joe biden were also on hand for the celebration. the president is helping bruce springsteen's bottom line. his song we take care of our own was featured during the conclusion of the democratic national convention in charlotte. billboard says song sales soared by 409% afterwards. sales of the cd that contains the song wrecking ball are also up. springsteen fans can probably count on hearing some of the selections from wrecking ball during the boss' live concert tonight at national stadium.
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>> it is a great night to be outside. >> it is. >> for a game, a concert, whatever. >> i'm kind of bummed. i promise myself i would go to that concert tonight. i went in april. it was fantastic. >> what happened? >> i don't know. tickets didn't come through. i wanted to be here with you. >> oh, that makes me feel good. >> we do have some clouds, haven't seen them in a while, but they do come occasionally, a little frontal boundary rolling through tonight. this is our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son, temperatures very comfortable, 81, dew point 60, still very comfortable. we were kind of spoiled earlier in the week. winds calm, satellite and radar combined, the good news tonight if you're doing anything outdoors tonight these showers in through ohio are headed essentially north into pennsylvania and into new york state. i'm going to keep the chances of an isolated shower in tonight but not a big deal. this front will roll through kind of unnoticed tonight. this area of low pressure will
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kind of hang back and it will hang back a couple days. so our weekend is still okay, but locate the umbrella because by early in the week that's going to become a big weathermaker for us. we just have a few clouds now, all the showers again up in pennsylvania. so do not change your plans. you got to barbecue or cook out tonight, do it. temperatures 78 bethesda, 82 great falls, 80 vienna, 79 in fairfax, temps upper 70s, low 80s, pretty nice, 82 college park, 81 in bowie. so weak cold front tonight, a few clouds, pleasant temps. you won't need a coat or sweat shirt for bruce. great saturday and sunday. hocket your umbrella for next week -- locate your umbrella for next week. tonight partly cloudy, comfortable, isolated shower possible primarily frederick and hagerstown north, 58 to 64. winds become northwest 10 to 15 after midnight. that will signal the passage of the cold front. by morning a bit breezy,
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pleasant, 60s and 70s. going to the terps game tomorrow, great. mostly sunny, breezy, temps in the 70s during the game and winds northwesterly 10 to 15. of course, there will be dramas the huskies roll back into town. by afternoon mostly sunny, beautiful, high temperatures low 80s and winds calm down a little bit northwesterly at 10. next three days we'll keep everything code green for now. great on saturday, 78, nice on sunday, 80, just a few high clouds coming in late and on monday more clouds, some showers and rain possible for the end of the day, probably holding off until nightfall, temperatures in the upper 70s again. next seven days, different story for tuesday. nats back in town. it's going to be a mess. windy, rain, showers, thunderstorms, temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80. that get out of here pretty quickly. we've cleaned up wednesday and thursday and even friday is in pretty good shape, partly cloudy, temperatures back into the low 80s. if you're going to see the
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ravens play the eagles over the weekend, perfect when there, temperatures in the upper 70s for the game. coming up millions of americans were on the move this summer and most of them were coming and going from our area. >> but up next sheriff's deputies call for backup when they chase a wanted man on the beltway. >> a hairy health alert about a problem that gives every mom the heebie jeebies, head lice. anita brikman shows you how easy it is to win the battle monday at 5:00 on 9news.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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you can go and a black that track work this weekend -- blame that track work this weekend if it takes you longer this weekend because starting on sunday there will nobody service on the green line between greenbelt and college park. so you have to rely on shuttle buses and 20 extra minutes of travel time for the one track on portions of the red, blue and orange line. several miss cruisers were damage -- police cruisers were damaged on a wild chase this morning when deputies tried to take a man into custody in new carrollton. when the man pled, the chase began. no troopers were hurt this. whole thing ended on the
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beltway in college park where that driver's car was boxed in by police. look at all the traffic out there as a result of it. he faces first degree assault charges for striking the police vehicles. a sobering strong message from shaquille o'neal. the former basketball star spoke with congress members about efforts to combat college binge drinken on our nation's -- drinking on our nation's camps. >> the problem with drinking is once a kid bin drinks and goes out and -- binge drinks and goes out and nothing happens, he thinks it's okay, but we need to create campaigns and create messages that show them that if you make the one mistake, you can never come home. >> o'neal is partnering with morehouse college to create a new campaign to fight binge drinking among african american students. d.c. mayor vincent gray helped launch a first of its kind effort today to help combat campus crime sluing sexual assault. the u ask d.c. mobile phone app
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and website contained critical resources specific to each of the eight universities in our city. the all in one tool is designed to quickly connect students in crisis to medical services and psychological help if they need it. it's no secret around here, but there's a new study out that confirms more moving vans drive in and out of the nation's capital than any other city in this country. according to united van lines washington d. was the most pop flash d.c. to move to and -- popular city to move to and from. atlanta and dallas round out the top five most popular cities to move into and boston, and new york city were the most popular cities to get the high country out of. alcohol is coming to the magic kingdom. beer and wine will be on the restaurant in orlando in disneyland. the restaurant features french cuisine and opens later in the
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year, but wait a minute. officials say the beer and wine sales will be restricted to dinner hours only. so i guess some of us won't be going back to orlando. well, speaking of going back public students in chicago will be going back to class monday. we'll have the latest on the teacher strike there. >> britain's royal family launches a lawsuit over topless photos of prince william's wife kate. i'm tina krause in london. i'll have the story coming up. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at central high school in prince george's county. coming up a heartwrenching remembrance this afternoon for the 18-year-old honor student who was shot to death while walking to school earlier this week and an update on the case.
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students at central high school in prince george's county have just finished an emotional tribute this afternoon to marckel ross, the honor role student who was shot to death walking to school tuesday morning and scott broom is at central with an update on the case. >> reporter: this case is so shocking because marckel ross is simply not the kind of kid you would associate with any sort of trouble. this afternoon hundreds of people came out to remember him. >> the balloons represent the whole family. >> reporter: hundreds of central high school students. >> there's a whole lot of people that love him. >> reporter: circle around the large extended family of 18-
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year-old murder victim marckel ross, a circle of protection and grief and a celebration of his short life. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: what do you think when you see those balloons flying? >> i think marckel will get them and i think he'll love it. he'll feel the love from everybody that he got them from. >> those balloons symbolize his laughter and his happiness. he doesn't want us to remember him cry and in pain but to remember him happy, laughing and joyous. if there was anything i could ask god it's to please bring my best friend back. >> he information advanced placement english class and he was doing well. >> reporter: elizabeth ross is marckel's mother. >> i know he had a lot of people that loved him, but i just think of all this. he wished that he had wings. i feel as though he got his wings. today is his celebration. >> reporter: now to the case prince george's county police were here this afternoon and they are appealing for tips. >> to come from somebody that
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was on their way to work and may have seen a vehicle circling in the area, seen another person that may have been on foot. it could come from another student that may have been walking and passed somebody and they give us a description. it could come from somebody who hears a rumor. any and all information is good information for us. >> reporter: police just have no idea of motive. it does not appear that marckel was robbed. it's a complete mystery still why somebody would walk up to the good kid who was just walking to school and murder him. in capitol heights scott broom, 9 news now. >> you know, he's not the only good kid prince george's county police are trying to find out more details about because they also have the case of amber stanley to deal with. top members of the police department passed out flyers today at kettering plaza shopping center. she was a high school honor student, wanted to go to harvard university and was killed in her bedroom targeted last month. police say they don't have much to go on in this case.
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they're offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to stanley's killer. pope benedict brought a message of peace today as i arrived in lebanon -- as he arrived in lebanon. his visit comes amid a lot of turmoil. demonstrators angered by the pope's visit were rioting in tripoli and several americans including the u.s. ambassador as you know were killed in a mob each in that same country this week and, of course, there is a civil war underway in neighboring syria. lebanon has the largest christian for the layings in the middle east and the pope -- population in the middle east and the pope's movement is being restricted and security beefed up for the three-day visit. israel may not get help from the united states if it decides to take out iran's nuclear program. netanyahu hinted israel may have to strike iran without u.s. support to prevent tehran from building that nuclear weapon. iran denies it's seeking a nuclear bomb. britain's royal family says it's going to sue a magazine
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for publishing topless photos of kate. the scandal comes on the heels of a naked prince harry in las vegas. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge say they will sue over topless photos of kate snapped on a private vacation. palace officials confirm they're taking legal action against a french celebrity gossip magazine. it published a five-page spread of the couple while they were sun bathing on a remote private estate in the south of france. >> the french courts would condemn the magazine for invasion of private life. >> reporter: no major british publication carried the photos. the editor of closer magazine defends publishing them. she says kate and william were visible from the street. the magazine claims they have other more intimate shots they will not publish. palace officials call the publication totally unjustifiable and reminiscent of the way the paparazzi
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hounded prince william's mother, princess diana. >> yes. i mean it's just diana all over again really. >> reporter: the invasion of privacy may have been a risk the magazine was willing to take. >> in these situations the damages are low, several thousand euros, perhaps 10 to 15,000 euros in extraordinary cases. >> reporter: sales may be more than enough to make up for what the magazine would have to pay. william and kate say they are saddened and furious about the photos, but they'll have to keep a stiff upper lip for several more days as they finish up their official tour of the far east and south pacific. tina krause, cbs news, london. just last month cameras caught prince hair ray naked in a hotel -- harry naked in a hotel suite in las vegas playing strip billiards. sources say now there's been a tentative deal struck in chicago that would send the 350,000 public school students
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back to class. local news reports say final agreement could be reached by sunday. the head of the chicago school board told parents to prepare their kids to be back in school early monday morning. the district is celebrating the completion of $62 million worth of facelift over at anacostia high. this is the second phase of renovations at the southeast school. it includes a refurbished auditorium and a brand-new hot media center. we like that. the first phase of the renovations at anacostia high was completed last year. coming up saving money on medicine, we'll tell you which over the counter medications work just as well or even better than some prescription drugs. >> but up next an suv full of burglars has no problems smashing into an apple store. getting out, well, you're just going to have to watch this after the break. don't forget we're always on at stay with us. we'll be right back.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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caught on tape an apple store robbery the likes of which you have never seen. you probably never have seen an apple store robbery, but anyhow we've got surveillance video of this suv of the watch it burst into the apple store in california somewhere. the driver's buddies leap forth
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from their vehicle, start grabbing up every ipad, ipod and iphone they can get their hands on. later on the driver tries to back out of here, but that's when the problem comes in. you see, he gets stuck on a security gate. well, right now they're still robbing the place, but we do have pictures of him trying to back out. see, he's stuck on the security gate and can't get out. he eventually makes his way out. police found the truck abandoned a few blocks away with two flats. they arrested a 22-year-old man we had came back to fix the flat -- when he came back to fix the flats. the charge? being too dumb to realize the cops will watch his car. you may have noticed our partners at usa today have a brand-new look starting today. there it is. >> there's the blue ball. we've got the print version right here of it's got a new logo and -- here. it's got a new logo and a new feature that highlights colored text in key places of the story. >> the colors change for peach
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section. >> tomorrow the online -- each section. >> tomorrow the online version will allow readers to flip through pages like a digital magazine. this move coincides with the paper's 350th anniversary. >> it's not the 350th anniversary. >> wait. it's the 35th. >> it's the 30th. we want this paper to go on that many years. >> when newspaper started in 1800. >> it started in 1982, a little typo there. 30th anniversary edition of usa today, get that right. it's a first at the national archives. the museum is displaying the so- called fifth page of the constitution for the first time. you know, that story still has me laughing to document the 225th anniversary next week. the fifth page of the constitution was signed by george washington and it described how the constitution was to be ratified and put into effect. the extra page will be on
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display through monday in the east rotunda gallery. >> the constitution has an extra page. who knew? today begins a four-day commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of antedum in sharpsburg, maryland, of course, 200 years newer than usa today. the battle happened on september 17th, 1862, and it was the bloodiest single day of the civil war. the battle ended the first confederate invasion of the north and it paved the way for the emancipation proclamation. >> usa today is going the distance. and the big top went up today at dulles town center where the circus opens next week. the yellow star studded tent can hold more than 1,700 spectators. the 35th big apple circus runs from september 20th through october 8th. coming up next the demand may be there, but what about supply? word on the availability of the new iphone coming up in our
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consumer alert. >> i need to order that.
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so this is an iphone 4s and since i didn't preorder the 5 in the wee hours of the morning i'm short and so are you because just hours after apple took the wraps off their new iphone 5 it stopped taking orders. the early delivery time went from one week to two weeks. at least one analyst suggests iphone 5 fever is in full swing. you think? if you just have to have the phone, it goes on sale in stores next friday, september 21st. you can stand in line. if you've ever skipped a dose of medication or taken expired drugs to save some money, you're putting yourself in harm's way and a new survey shows more americans are doing just that to deal with the high cost of medicine. tonight some ways to help you save money safely.
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almost half of all american adults take prescription medications regularly. but for common problems like allergies, acid reflux or those pesky aches and pains the best fix may be in your medicine cabinet. >> our analysis shows that many over the counter medications work just as well or better than prescription drugs for a whole host of ailments. >> reporter: got heartburn? nexium and prevacid are popular scripts, but tums or generic antacids cost a lot less and can relieve occasional heartburn. for serious cases there are otc options, too. >> if you've been diagnosed with acid reflux, research shows that over the counter prilosec or prevacid works just as effectively as pricier prescription drugs. >> reporter: generic imeprizol can save you almost $200 a month and if you suffer from allergies the generics are just as effective as the
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prescription drugs. the savings? up to $148 a month. if joint pain has you down, celebrex may be one option, but advil, tylenol, aleve and their generics can get the job done and save you about $300 a month. whichever option you choose, call your doctors if symptoms last more than 10 days. we've got one more money saver because consumer reports sent out a team of secret shoppers to find the best price on 43 popular over the counters. wal-mart had the lowest prices on most of the drugs and target was a very close second. in our health alert tonight can stem cells help the blind gene? scottish scientists are trying to find out with a groundbreaking pilot study they've done on two people so far, 50-year-old sylvia patten being one of them. she was born with a condition that makes it impossible for her eye to regulate the amount of light that comes in. that has scarred her cornea. the research team isolated stem cells in the lab and grew them
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into new tissue that will hopefully protect and repair sylvia's cornea. >> they do exactly what they do in life and that is they reproduce themselves and produce more mature cells. so they grow out over the surface. >> so i'm really excited and i really do welcome the opportunity. >> now it will be several months before doctors know how much the stem cells helped sylvia's vision. this is a pilot study. >> we are talking about fantastic weather. what are you doing? >> i've got some kind of t- shirt. >> the blue mont tomorrow and sunday and their t-shirts are awesome. thank you again for sending this to me. it is tomorrow and it's going to be perfect or sunday it will be perfect. >> get down clown. >> exactly. it's the foot of the blue ridge 7034 off route 7 loudoun county -- 734 off route 7 loudoun county, plenty to do for the
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kids. let's take a live look outside, our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son. clear skies, temperatures low 80s, still pretty comfortable in terms of humidity. dew points have come up a bit. winds call, pressure 30.14 inches of mercury. satellite picture and radar combined, a couple things, see all the showers and rain in southwestern missouri stretching back into eastern texas. there low pressure will be developing there and eventually play a big part in our weather next week. we will have a nice weekend. this front will slide through us tonight. looks like all the showers will be in pennsylvania and new york state. i don't think we'll see any showers and it knows not to shower on bruce at nats park. come on, it know thavmentz right now partly cloudy skies -- knows that. right now partly cloudy skies, a chance of a shower till about midnight especially west of town up toward frederick and hagerstown and points in the mountains west of i-81.
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upper 70s, low 80s, 81 great falls, 79 in vienna, 78 fairfax, 80 arlington, 82 in college park, 80 in bowie. out to the west it's also 81 in leesburg, 76 in haymarket. so here's what we're looking for, a weak cold front going through tonight, just a few clouds, isolated shower. that's it. temps will be pleasant, no jacket or sweat shirt. great saturday and sunday, need an umbrella, though, next week. tonight partly cloudy, comfortable, 58 to 64. winds southwest and becoming northwest 10 to 15. if you're out after midnight, you'll feel that northwest wind. that means the front has gone through setting the stage for a great weekend. mostly sunny saturday morning, a big breezy, pleasant, temperatures in the 60s and 70s, winds northwest 10 to 15. going to terps game, huskies in town, mostly sunny, breezy, pleasant, temps in the 70s, wind northwest 10 to 15. by afternoon great day, mostly
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sunny, beautiful, high temps low 80s and winds out of the northwest at about 10. next three days we'll keep green in obviously tomorrow and sunday, but also for monday for now. 78 saturday, just great, 80 on sunday just great. then monday clouds come in. i think it's going to be mainly dry until evening, temperatures in the upper 70s and then monday night perhaps in time for the late commute, we'll see, may see rain and showers roll in. next seven days we'll definitely see rain and showers and thunderstorms on tuesday, breezy, 709, all kinds of stuff going -- 79, all kinds of stuff going on affecting both the morning and evening commute tuesday, but nice wednesday, thursday, mid-70s and nice next friday, partly cloudy, temperatures in the low 80s. nice also in philadelphia if you follow the ravens, temps in the 70s during the game, perfect as well. >> topper, we are so thankful because anita and i have not yet to hear this one complain about your forecast and that's been a long time. mark it down. it's a banner day.
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>> time and date. >> last time it's going to happen probably to be realistic. it's time for our weekly high school profile. >> tonight several football teams will be looking to post yet another win on the field. >> one team can chalk up the season as a success no matter what happens. dave owens is here to explain. >> that's right, guys. those of you from this area know there was a time anacostia football ruled d.c. oh, how times have changed. socioeconomics have chipped away at the school's heritage and athletic heartbeat. cato june, a familiar name in these part, has returned to reef success take the -- parts, has returned to resuscitate both. the heartbeat of anacostia football has been fading for years. >> the guys don't want to play. you know, guys that are ineligible. >> reporter: two wins in two years, both forfeits by the other team, a far cry from way it used to be. settled in the shadows of downtown there's history everywhere in these streets. there's history here, too. >> we were the buffalo bills of
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the inner high. i think we went to eight in a row, championships in a row. >> reporter: cato june is part of the glory days, superior football player, starred at michigan, spent seven seasons in the pros, even went to a super bowl. he's returned to his roots to revive the program's heartbeat. >> one of our biggest issues is truancy. tony dungy would always say no excuses, no explanation. >> reporter: june's philosophy? >> you guys got to study hard every day, no exceptions. if you don't go, you can't practice. >> reporter: just as simple and his players have grabbed hold of it. his numbers are increasing, too. last year he only had 22 players. he could barely practice, much less put together a decent scrimmage. now he's got 43 players, a culture change people around here describe simply as night and day. recently june led his indians to their first real win in years. >> good job. >> reporter: the program has come a long way.
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a championship may not be in the offing yet, but june is bringing anacostia pride back. >> he's certainly a man with a plan. in fact, nfl films visited anacostia just today to do a documentary on cato. that will air later this year. thus far indians are 1-1 and take on woodrow wilson tonight. >> and we wish them well. thanks. >> not wilson alum. we wish wilson well. >> that's a different story. still ahead tonight the gamble on casinos in maryland, we'll take a closer look at some of those ads arguing for and against. >> up next our weekly look into the local restaurants and eateries that are not quite living up to your expectations. russ ptacek on the prowl.
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9 wants you to know about the health hazards that shut down a local university cafeteria kitchen. investigative reporter russ ptacek has this week's food alert and it also includes some mice in montgomery county. >> reporter: restaurants all over the world know you have to use hot water to clean and keep food safe. it is key to preventing contamination that could make you sick, but almost every week we find a kitchen continuing to operate even though there's no hot water. that is, until they get caught. just across the street from the howard-shaw metro stop inside that howard university research
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being is where inspectors -- building is where inspectors declared an imminent health hazard inside a cafeteria kitchen. a cafeteria at a major university, you expect to see students. inside what we found is not what you'd expect. >> we don't eat anything in this building at all. >> reporter: any idea where that food goes? >> no idea. >> reporter: what's your reaction? >> can't believe it. >> reporter: when we got off the elevator, it opened right up into the kitchen. >> it's against our policy to make any statements. >> reporter: according to health department records, inspectors were called on a complaint here. the kitchen is operated by a contractor named sudexo. a howard university spokeswoman said it makes to go items for university kiosks but does not serve the hospital. investigators ordered food detained or destroyed because it was prepared while the kitchen was operating with no hot water for cleaning. in montgomery county inspectors closed spring guard on georgia avenue near leisure world boulevard citing mice.
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the manager says it's cleaned up and invited us inside. inside inspectors reported finding evidence of mice throughout the kitchen. >> clean this all up. >> reporter: the inspection report identified mice feces at the food prep area and on utensils. >> reporter: so this is inside your cooler. you cleaned up this area? >> the whole kitchen. >> reporter: you spent two days doing this? >> two days. >> reporter: you're literally in the middle of this. these are the tools you're using right here. we didn't see any signs of mice and didn't identify any violations. both kitchens have since passed reinspection and are back in business. we like facebook and tweet our food patrols so you can follow live and you'll know first who gets closed and why. for 9 want to know i'm investigative reporter russ ptacek -- wants to know i'm investigative reporter russ ptacek, 9news. >> if you know of health dangers, corruption or government waste, 9 wants to know about it and we'll get some answers for


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